How Much Will Herniated Disc Surgery Really Cost?

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A herniated disc occurs when the outer portion of one of the spine's discs ruptures, allowing the inner portion to herniate and press against nerve roots or the spinal cord. Herniated discs sometimes cause no symptoms at all, but other times can cause symptoms like pain, muscle weakness, and numbness that can be bothersome or even dangerous. 

In many cases, herniated discs can be treated with conservative treatments. Sometimes, herniated discs do not respond well to non-surgical treatment, and surgery becomes necessary. Below, we will take a look at what you can expect in terms of herniated disc surgery costs.

Herniated Disc Surgery

Herniated disc surgery is typically only used when non-surgical methods have been ineffective. Herniated discs often respond well to treatments like physical therapy and medication, but sometimes symptoms are severe or unresponsive to such treatments. 

The goal of herniated disc surgery is typically to remove the herniated portion of the disc. Most of the time, herniated discs can be treated with laser spine surgery. During this procedure, small incisions are made near the spine. A camera and a laser probe are inserted through these incisions, allowing the doctor to operate on the spine without opening it up. 

Laser spine surgery has a number of advantages over conventional open spine surgery, including:

  • Shorter downtime
  • No hospital stay
  • No general anesthesia
  • Lower risk of side effects
  • Lower herniated disc surgery costs

Herniated Disc Surgery Costs

Your herniated disc surgery costs should be covered by your insurance, since herniated disc surgery treats a medical problem. As a result, the primary factor that determines your out-of-pocket costs is the terms of your insurance policy. If you have a higher deductible and a lower premium, the cost of surgery is typically higher; if a lower deductible and higher premium, you may pay very little out of pocket.

For patients with a high deductible, it is possible that the cost of surgery will be significant. For patients who cannot pay the entire cost of surgery at once, financing options are available to help spread the payments out over time.

If you have symptoms of a herniated disc, Dr. Sukdeb Datta would be happy to meet with you about your spine health. To schedule your consultation today, please click below and enter your information or call the Datta Endoscopic Back Surgery and Pain Center at 347-380-9138.

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